Mr R Kannan is a former Director of Institute for Financial Management and Research and presently teaches at IFMR as an Associate Professor. He has extensive experience in the Project finance, Corporate Credit Analysis and Credit Monitoring business, having spent 26 years in ICICI Ltd / ICICI Bank Ltd from where he retired as General Manager. He headed teams that has performed project appraisals and monitored the performance of various industries such as Oil and Gas, Infrastructure, structured products and technology finance divisions. He has served as a Director/Audit committee Member on the Boards of Haldia Petrochemicals, Bharat Oman Refineries, Supreme Group, Essar Oil, National Organic Chemicals SPIC Petrochemicals. Post his retirement from ICICI bank, he continued to serve on the Board of several leading companies like Haldia Petrochemicals , Bharat Oman Refineries ,Supreme group etc and is presently a member of the Board/Audit committee of 5 companies. He was also an adviser to The Technology Development Board, Government of India.
Education: M.Tech (IIT, Bombay), Diploma in Financial Management CFA (ICFAI)